Well we are 4 days from our Sons house burning.. as expected, it has been consuming our lives since the Fire Department left. I promise that this blog is not going to be about my sons house.. but until we get this situation to the recovery and cleaning phase it will be at the forefront. The good news is the process will start on the 26th of December. Paper work goes in today and the insurance is all over it.
The point of this post is this. It’s just stuff.
Just Stuff and as we enter the last weekend before Christmas it is important to remember that it is all stuff. We value our stuff and sometimes let our stuff get the best of us. As we walked through their house yesterday with the contractor that is going to get to the task of getting their lives back to normal we came to realize that with a few exceptions nothing in the house was that important. The contractor asked what needed to be replaced immediately… besides the house itself… There was nothing that was asked for. There was not one item in the house that they could not live without. That got me thinking. A computer? Clothing? Furniture? Besides personal items like pictures, everything can and will be replaced. It is all just stuff.
I think that is one of the reason I love the RV so much. There is not that much stuff. We keep it simple and we make due with the things that we have.
The kids are not homeless, they are just displaced right now. They still have a roof over their head as they are in our travel trailer… but they have heat, water, and the family right next door. The stuff is going to be replaced.
We can be upset and feel some sorrow for the loss of the stuff, but at the end of the day they have to look ahead to what will be better. New stuff.
The timing of this is awful that is for sure. But nothing important was lost. Christmas is still going to happen and in a couple of months they will move back into a remodeled home.
It could all be worse so we count our blessings.
Think about how you live and all the stuff. What is important to you? This ordeal has put things in perspective for us.
Have a Happy Holiday Season!
This has added to our appreciation of the Happy Place and the Happiness we find in our lives.